Distribution or Possession of Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance — Louisiana

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POSSESSION NARCOTIC DRUGS LISTED IN SCHEDULE I — LA R.S. 40:966

 

See Schedule I

See Schedule II

See Schedule III

See Schedule IV

See Schedule V

 

Possession Schedule I

It is unlawful for any person to possess a controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I unless such substance was obtained directly by valid prescription or other professional practice authorized by law.

 

Penalties For Violation:

A substance classified in Schedule I which is a narcotic drug (all substances in Schedule I preceded by an asterisk), — imprisoned at hard labor for 4 to 10 years and may, in addition, be required to pay a fine of not more than $5,000.

Phencyclidine, shall be sentenced to imprisonment with or without hard labor for 5 to 20 years and may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.

Any other controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I, shall be imprisoned at hard labor for 0 to 10 years, and may in addition, be required to pay a fine of not more than $5,000.

 

Enhanced Penalties for Possession of Schedule I (larger quantities)

1) Any person who possesses 28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, of a narcotic drug (all substances in Schedule I preceded by an asterisk “*”), shall be sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment at hard labor of 5 to 30, and to pay a fine of $50,000 to $100,000.

2) Any person who knowingly or intentionally possesses 200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams, of a narcotic drug (all substances in Schedule I preceded by an asterisk “*”), shall be sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment at hard labor of 10 to 30 years, and to pay a fine of $100,000 to $350,000.

3) Any person who possesses 400 grams or more of a narcotic drug (all substances in Schedule I preceded by an asterisk “*”), shall be sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment at hard labor of 15 to 30 years, and to pay a fine $200,000 to $600,000.

 

DISTRIBUTION AND MANUFACTURINGbNARCOTIC DRUGS LISTED IN SCHEDULE I 

It is unlawful for any person:

To manufacture, distribute or possess with intent to distribute, a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analogue classified in Schedule I;

To create, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute, a counterfeit or fake controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I. See more on Counterfeit Drugs.

 

Penalties For Violation

A substance classified in Schedule I which is a narcotic drug (all substances in Schedule I preceded by an asterisk “*”), — imprisonment for 5 to 50 years at hard labor at least 5 years of which shall be served without benefit of probation, or suspension of sentence, and may, in addition, be required to pay a fine of not more than $50,000.

Except as otherwise provided below, any other controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I, — imprisonment at hard labor for 5 to 30 years, at least 5 years of which shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence, and pay a fine of not more than $50,000.

A Schedule I which is Marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinols, or chemical derivatives of tetrahydrocannabinols, or synthetic cannabinoids shall upon conviction be sentenced to a term of imprisonment at hard labor for 5 to 30, and pay a fine of not more than $50,000.

 

LOUISIANA MARIJUANA LAWS — We must continue to fight for decriminalization!

 

 The goal in every drug crime case is to not be convicted.

 

If you have been arrested for Drug Possession,contact Ms. Carpenter’s office for a consultation.  We want to protect your rights!

 

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